About us

Forum for African Women

Founded in Nairobi by former Ministers of Education from several different African countries in 1994.

Forum for African Women Educationalists Zanzibar (FAWE Zanzibar), seeks to empower Zanzibar girls and women through a number of diverse education initiatives that would enable them to develop them socially, politically and economically.

Established locally in 2001 as charity No.133 FAWE Zanzibar was founded as one among many FAWE Chapters throughout the Sub-Saharan continents to promote positive policies and practices in gender equality through a holistic set of modules targeted towards students, teachers, community leaders and policy makers.

Formed to address the issue of girls and women lagging behind in education as well as economic success in Sub-Saharan Africa.


  • Bursary model: Addresses economic setbacks by providing girls living in difficult conditions money to purchase uniforms, school fees, school materials, transportation, toiletries, etc.
  • Gender Responsive Pedagogy model: Designs a more gender sensitive environment conducive to equal access to quality education for both boys and girls.
  • TUSEME model: Supporting girls to build self-confidence and to make sure their voices are heard.
  • STEM model (Science, Engineering, Math and Technology): Promote the study of science for girls and women.
  • COE: Building a gender-responsive and quality educational environment in an under-resourced school

FAWE Zanzibar’s mandate & scope of work

1. To promote education for girls and women in Zanzibar and to the community and the government.
2. To make girls and women aware of their rights to education
3. To open opportunities to women by using education as a tool for fighting against poverty
4. To ensure that state laws are not hindering girls and women in getting education

5. To promote education for girls and women in Zanzibar to the community and the government.

6. To promote girls and women’s awareness of their status, dignity and rights.

7. To help coordinate women nationally and internationally in securing education opportunities.

8. To create public awareness on the importance of female education for the development of the nation.

9. To support low-income, vulnerable women to become economically self-sufficient.

10. To build networks with and among other CSOs in the promotion of female education